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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 15, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 15, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

HF2108 (Long) Closed loop heat exchanger definition added, and close loop head exchanger specified as environment well for chapter 103I purposes.

Chair Liebling moves that HF2108 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2108DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Brian Larson, Darcy Solutions CEO
2. Bruce Kleven, Darcy Solutions

David Henrich, Bergerson-Caswell, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2108, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2136 (Richardson) Commissioner of human services directed to enter into contract with public-private African-American community-driven partnership to support high-risk pregnant women integrated care grant program.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2136 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2136DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Nora Hall, Ph.D., Managing Partner, GrayHall LLP

Ellie Garrett, Manager, Population Health Innovation, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2136, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2129 (Liebling) Department of Human Service fiscal year 2021 forecasted program appropriations adjusted.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2129 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF2129 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAY
MUNSON, Jeremy

EXCUSED
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

On a vote of 17 AYES and 1 NAY THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF785 (Freiberg) First Engrossment Health plan coverage provided for acupuncture services.

Representative Freiberg moved that HF785, the First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Freiberg moved the H0785A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Amy Mager, Licensed Acupuncturist, Vice Chair of Public Policy, American Society of Acupuncturists
2. Bonnie Bolash, MAc, Licensed Acupuncturist
3. Dr. Chuck Sawyer, Special Assistant to the President, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Diogo Reis, Fee-for-Service Policy and Rates Manager, DHS, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF785, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:09 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2108 (Long) - Closed loop heat exchanger definition added, and close loop head exchanger specified as environment well for chapter 103I purposes.
  • HF2136 (Richardson) - Commissioner of human services directed to enter into contract with public-private African-American community-driven partnership to support high-risk pregnant women integrated care grant program.
  • HF2129 (Liebling) - Department of Human Service fiscal year 2021 forecasted program appropriations adjusted.
  • HF785 (Freiberg) - Health plan coverage provided for acupuncture services.
House TV Video:
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01:36 HF2108 (Long) Closed loop heat exchanger definition added, and close loop head exchanger specified as environment well for chapter 103I purposes.
24:57 HF2136 (Richardson) Commissioner of human services directed to enter into contract with public-private African-American community-driven partnership to support high-risk pregnant women integrated care grant program.
42:23 HF2129 (Liebling) Department of Human Service fiscal year 2021 forecasted program appropriations adjusted.
50:49 HF785 (Freiberg) Health plan coverage provided for acupuncture services.
Agenda items may be added/removed.


HF2108 (Long) Closed loop heat exchanger definition added, and close loop head exchanger specified as environment well for chapter 103I purposes.
HF2136 (Richardson) Commissioner of human services directed to enter into contract with public-private African-American community-driven partnership to support high-risk pregnant women integrated care grant program.
HF2129 (Liebling) Department of Human Service fiscal year 2021 forecasted program appropriations adjusted.
HF785 (Freiberg) Health plan coverage provided for acupuncture services.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Sunday, March 14th. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.